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The White Light by RedKid11 The White Light by RedKid11
So if you guys had followed me on tumblr, you'd know that I struggled a lot with this- luckily it all worked out just fine.
The game had heaps of outfits and I wasn't sure where to go with it, there were so many possibilities!

I really wanted an outfit that could make good use of her agility- and I also wanted to make it Chinese based, since a lot of Japanese based outfits were already done.

The design choices, embroidery and basically- concept behind Lightning's costume design was inspired by my pet goldfishes. (I did spend a long time sitting across them lovingly for giving me the idea) The decision behind the cape, the white dress-shirt, etc- was based around that too.
But yes, they are indeed really swift and graceful- qualities resembled in the way Lightning fights.

The outfit in general however, was aimed to allow Lightning to move with ease and not hinder her agility in battle nor weigh her down much, basically.
A short dual blade would be light and swift, although an additional arm-shield (complete with fish bones design) could be added as well.
The chinese characters on her back literally translates to 'White Light'. (I was thinking White Ghost- but nah)
It does refer to the white light her opponent will see as the lights in their eyes die... >;D
I picked white as the primary outfit color because as she is the Saviour, per se.. and white is often more associated with purity, etc.

Anyway, I thought I'd have a go at this contest, seeing that 95% of my gallery consists of Lightning comics :D
And I am both really excited and sad that her story is ending- ...or is it? (me and my buddies in the fanfiction and/or art department shall have a say in that, hahah)
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ChaosOmegaNova Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Red. I love this, it makes Lightning look even more bad ass.
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Woohoo! thank you, glad you liked it :D
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FarronParadigm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the design; really gorgeous. Best of luck! Heart 
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Woo! Heheh, thanks! ;D
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cutmyownpath Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Freaking brilliant. Love the outfit, and the weapons are amazing. Good luck with the contest.
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Heyy thanks, I'm glad you liked it. I've seen heaps of amazing entries all out, too- it's nice to see a lot of people fangirling over Lightning :D
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Awesome-nee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I saw the contest details and said one thing: "The person who wins this is gonna be one happy S.O.B, Wish I could draw and get 1000 bucks DX!"

Although if I could draw, I would get WAAAAY outta hand with Lightning outifts and would be a lot of Cloud stuff for her XD. 
Good luck 

PS: That Returns ending just made me FEEL the closure. It was a blast but im glad she's finally got a happy ending. 
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ohh yeah, definitelly. Although it'd be awesome to win- I'm just glad I finished this in time, because I was going insane when I sketched up the possible outfits (as you say, it was getting outta hand XD)
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Awesome-nee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
She's just too much of a woman to not want to mess with her so much DX!
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
whooohohooooo!! I KNEW you couldn´t keep away from the contest!! I was expecting your entrance pal!! you definitely have my vote! I adooore her fierce expression!!
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:iconredkid11:
RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hahah! Yayy! ;D well of course, it's the least I can do for Lightning and the fandom, after all these years, hey?
And thanks :D
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Yeah! you´re totally right! thank you for considering us!
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Haruka-Gamer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Being a fan of chinese and from chinese heritage I love it! I wanted a ninja/assassin thing going for Lightning But alas thats been done ! My lightning wears the colors of Haruka Nation with pride lol! (my fb has it) But totally into it!
Bravo bueno sera! But grest job I'll make it after I move and shiz!
btw Love the angles keep it up!
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey thanks ;D it was tricky and I did a couple of other designs (tried to force myself to make armors) but it didn't work out and I was miserable; That is, until I followed my gut and went with the original idea of a chinese inspired outfit. Good luck with moving and making these, pal :D
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Haruka-Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suck at armorsLlama Emoji-15 (Sniff) [V1] 
Sadly I like drawing them due to dragon ageLlama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
I was thinking on it ! but then decided against it!
I like it espically since I love me some chinese culture next to Japanese culture
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Halowing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconredkid11:
RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Heyheyy- thank you (:
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Halowing Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome~~
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utenafangirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
T_T man i still need to work out mine! Now seeing yours I must try harder!
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:iconredkid11:
RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh man, ya still got time- I'm sure you'd come up with something awesome though ;D
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utenafangirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not awesome enough!
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LightningLR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Wow I totally love it, I hope you win *-*
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it ;D
Hahah, little chance, seeing that everyone else's entries are awesome- but thanks again
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shezaei-neko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I'd buy this garb if it becomes a DLC. :3
I love how she looks. Good luck!!
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Pshhhh you flatter me too much, gurl. xD
And thank you!
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shezaei-neko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I praise those who deserve it. :3
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SkiAngel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Nice one. :D
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks Ski :D
It was an interesting challenge, to say the least. Making it fit into a banner space is definitely tricky
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SkiAngel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I beat it was. Some people made a full image of there banner. :D
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catdaddy121 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
omg i love this one
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:iconredkid11:
RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you, glad you do (:
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j3-proto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design you have here!
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:iconredkid11:
RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks! It was a grueling process because of my uni load and time limit, but I guess it's part of the challenge
(I might have to feed my goldfishes extra nom tomorrow :D )
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Sapphire-Toothiana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!! I believe you can win this! Your art is the best never beaten by anyone. I am your humble servant and will sabotage anyone's entry.....
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Lol! So much faith- If I could past the top 50 and get Mr Nomura to see this I'd be crazy happy already.
I can't agree on the 'never beaten' part tho, hahah.
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Sapphire-Toothiana Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh palease! Your art is magnificent! You will be in the top 25 at least!
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Darkconspiracy98 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
<font><font>That's awesome</font></font>
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:iconredkid11:
RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
thanks! (:
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Vergil89 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
this is really beautiful, really beautiful
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
aww.. hey thanks, I'm glad you think so ;D
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LemonBlesser Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Hope you win,  like the concept yo. :)
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
hahah, that's quite a slim chance- I just saw the entries and they're all incredible :D but thanks!
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